Comment 63766

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted May 19, 2011 at 12:48:20

It does happen.

I have personally witnessed people hauled off for crimes they didn't commit because police and the government had a political axe to grind with them. I've seen evidence ignored, people abused, and no end of thoroughly laughable court cases.

The impact this has on people as individuals, their families and communities is horrific. Even a short stint in jail is much more than most "strong" people can handle without acquiring lifelong scars. It costs thousands of dollars to defend against, and trials can drag out for years.

I've seen undercover cops infiltrate groups and try to goad people into rioting and other crimes. I've seen the terror which spreads when nobody knows who's going to be dragged off next, and when.

Moronic hotheads like Say What only make things much worse by providing a public voice for these injustices. It's nothing but cheerleading for repression, and it has real consequences. Allan, shut the fuck up, for you know not what you say.

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